If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim after an accident, it’s likely you’re trying to figure out how much compensation you’re owed. You may take into consideration things like medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Those are all considered economic damages because they can be totaled based on their monetary value. But what about the damages that are not as easily calculated?
Damages that cannot be calculated exactly are referred to as non-economic damages. Pain and suffering is the most common non-economic damage that personal injury victims seek. Since a total cannot be calculated using other figures, you may be wondering how these damages are calculated at all. To explain how pain and suffering is totaled, we’ll go over how it’s defined, what factors are taken into consideration, and the possibility of damage limits.